New Research finds that Adhering to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet is associated with Significantly Lower Risks of Dying from: 1) Any Cause, 2) Cardiovascular Causes, and 3) Cancer.
The large study - 68,273 Swedish men and women aged 45-83 years who were followed for 16 years - was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Anti-inflammatory foods include fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, whole grain bread, breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, olive oil and nuts.
WHICH FOODS DON'T HELP?
Pro-inflammatory foods include unprocessed and processed red meat, organ meats, chips, and soft-drink beverages.
DIET ADHERENCE vs PARTIAL ADHERENCE ?
Participants who Most Closely followed an anti-inflammatory diet had: 1) an 18% lower risk of all-cause mortality, 2) a 20% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, and 3) a 13% lower risk of cancer mortality, ...when Compared with those who Followed the Diet to a Lesser Degree.
Smokers who followed the diet experienced even greater benefits when compared with smokers who did not follow the diet.
"Our dose-response analysis showed that even partial adherence to the anti-inflammatory diet may provide a health benefit," said lead author Dr. Joanna Kaluza, an associate professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, in Poland.